AH3C (@ AA6TT) SS Score

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Mon Nov 8 20:46:25 EST 1993

To: all SS contest animals out there

From: Pete Grillo, AH3C, after operatinge SS from the AA6TT QTH in south west
Colorado (using my own call}.

AA6TT? Fantastic QTH, station, hospitality, peace and quiet....when not in
the pileups.

With tons of aluminum pointed directly at NWT hour after hour, is a sweep
certain?  VY1CM couldn't resist calling me with just 3 hours left in the
contest.  This is the new SS strategy, folks.  Don't waste your time blasting
away at the East Coast, they will work you anyway.

1351 QSOs x 77 sections = 207,284 points

CU from here in 3 weeks.....sharing 40M CW position in multi-multi with Mark,
WA6OTU.....a 21st century adaptation of K6RR good-ole-days.

KB & 73,


>From scott at f6.n143.z1.FIDONET.ORG (Scott Lieberman)  Mon Nov  8 04:42:02 1993
From: scott at f6.n143.z1.FIDONET.ORG (Scott Lieberman) (Scott Lieberman)
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 93 20:42:02 PST
Subject: CW SS Score
Message-ID: <516.2CDEF9C8 at kennel.FIDONET.ORG>

W6BIP (plus N1EE)   Multi-Single
1048-77-161,392 (unofficial)
One TS-930, TH3, 2 el short boom 40, long wire on 80
Amp is limited to about 1000 watts
Bip is 80 years old, and his rates are within 15% of mine.  That says 
a lot about both him and me :')
This was my most enjoyable CW SS.
We did not work *anyone* on 10 meters on Sunday- was that true with 
other stations?

Scott Lieberman
UUCP: amdahl.com!kennel!6!scott
INTERNET: scott at f6.n143.z1.FIDONET.ORG
"The views expressed above are those of Scott Lieberman only."

>From dzatopek at homer.win.net (David Zatopek)  Tue Nov  9 02:49:26 1993
From: dzatopek at homer.win.net (David Zatopek) (David Zatopek)
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1993 02:49:26
Subject: VU
Message-ID: <181 at homer.win.net>

I will be travelling to southern India in January...in the state of
Tamilnadu, primarily in the cities of Bangalore, Salem, Pondicherry and 

While my itinerary is rather dense, I hope to have the chance to meet some
local radio amateurs.

If anyone knows some VUs in this area, I'd like to hear from you.

Please send email direct (not via reflector) to me per below, or call:

214.748.2000 work, 8-5 cst
214.528.0554 home, 6+ cst

thanks de Dave

David Zatopek, KT5V             dzatopek at homer.win.net

>From howie cahn <howi at world.std.com>  Tue Nov  9 02:39:06 1993
From: howie cahn <howi at world.std.com> (howie cahn)
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1993 21:39:06 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Weak signals/wb2cpu SS report
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9311082106.A11475-0100000 at world.std.com>

Hi all --
    Running between 1/2 and 4 watts into dipoles, I'm often S2 to you big
guns that I hear S9. Amazingly, many of you actually hear me(!) but on
many paths copy is only marginal. I'm trying to figure out the best
strategy for completing contest exchanges as quickly and painlessly as
possible. Based on previous qso's and by estimating power ratios and
gains, I have a pretty good idea how I'm how strong you're hearing me. 
I'd like opinions on two techniques I've tried when I think copy is poor:
(Suggesting that I give up or add 30 db to my sig are not acceptable

	1. Conventional wisdom is that you should only repeat information 
when asked. I seem to have better results if I routinely repeat things that 
I think are likely to be miscopied. For example, this weekend  a lot of 
people were asking me to repeat my section. They hear a '2' call and the 
1st letter of the section of 'E' and assume that I'm ENY -- but when I send 
EMA it confuses them. Sending it twice cut down of many of the requests 
for fills.

	2. When I am asked for fills I never know how many times to repeat
the information. If I send it once or twice more and it's still not copied
it wastes a lot of time and sometimes people give up on me.  What I
started doing was to send it continuously until I hear the other station
acknowledge it (remember I can hear them fine). 

	What do you think?? I'd particularly like to hear from anyone who 
worked me under these conditions.

	For the record, my score was:

	80	0
	40	207
	20	143
	15	0
	10	3 => 353/69 = 48,714.


		  howie, wb2cpu
		  howi at world.std.com

>From dzatopek at homer.win.net (David Zatopek)  Tue Nov  9 02:42:16 1993
From: dzatopek at homer.win.net (David Zatopek) (David Zatopek)
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1993 02:42:16
Subject: K5OJI m/s  ss  cw score
Message-ID: <180 at homer.win.net>

K5OJI m/s score:

1284qsos  77 mults  =   197,736

ops:  KD5PJ, KT5V, KC3N

Comments and Observations:

* The Henry 3K-A (whose prior duty was to cause us QRM as a rf plasma
  generator for a CO2 laser somewhere in TI) worked great.  I don't know
  if having 1500 watts out made a noticeable difference in our signal,
  but we sure FELT louder than when we used a SB220.

* Our 80m qso total was great (for us).  The 64 radials under our elevated (12')
  1/4 wave vertical and the Henry seem to have made a difference.

* Lack of noise.  QRN seemed to be really low this weekend, especially
  on 80 and 40.  40 meters was great, even with the 40m beam's rotor stuck.

* NA v 8.05 did not crash once...not once...no reboots on two computers for a 
  whole contest was wonderful.  I have dreamed of this since CT version 4.                                                                                                                                                

* Getting the sweep at 0707 was another high point...our first time ever to have 
  the sweep before the first break.  Being called by VY1JA was cool too.

* The "Sunday Heroes" really make this contest.  The pins and mugs seem to keep increasing

* We made our highest score ever in SS...and a good time was had by all.

David Zatopek, KT5V             dzatopek at homer.win.net

>From Richard Hallman <0006135537 at mcimail.com>  Tue Nov  9 01:12:00 1993
From: Richard Hallman <0006135537 at mcimail.com> (Richard Hallman)
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 93 20:12 EST
Subject: KZ4H/7 SS-CW!!
Message-ID: <75931109011257/0006135537NA2EM at mcimail.com>

       KZ4H/7   Low Power    Nevada

  913 X 76      Operated from KI3V/7.

    Where were all the VE2's!!!          See you in SS Phone!
                                 Rich  KI3V   KI3V at mcimail.com

>From Danny Eskenazi <0005720561 at mcimail.com>  Tue Nov  9 01:48:00 1993
From: Danny Eskenazi <0005720561 at mcimail.com> (Danny Eskenazi)
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 93 20:48 EST
Message-ID: <34931109014843/0005720561PK4EM at mcimail.com>

Ive always thought the contest is over at 2359.59 Utc....since when is it
cool to try and figure out the call of a station you think you worked
AFTER THE CONTEST!?  If someone gives him the right call on Internet, does 
that mean I can ask for fills on the partials I copied during the test and
left blanks for??  BTW did anyone get the call of that J????? that  I THINK
I WORKED IN THE WW!? or how about that time I heard someone send "23"....
I think he was calling me....hmmmm...what was his call??? ...-.- K7SS
should I adopt new "rules" for myself?  LETS TRY AND GET A CONSENSUS ON

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